In the years since Edward McKenna created the Historic PEI Facebook page to share his collection of vintage Island postcards, almost 20,000 people have become regular visitors.
Edward’s page captures the history of Prince Edward Island through historic photographs, nostalgic reminiscences and the personal memories of those who view the site. Page visitors are encouraged to engage by asking questions and leaving comments that can help everyone have a greater connection with, and understanding of, the Island’s past.
Visitors are also encouraged to connect with each other. The page has helped visitors find old friends and even helped genealogists discover relatives that were previously unknown or thought lost.
In 2019 Acorn Press published Historic PEI Vintage Postcards of Prince Edward Island in conjunction with the Historic PEI Facebook page.
Edward is a 4th generation Islander by birth, who grew up and lives in Charlottetown. Like many Islanders he shares a love of Island history and through his efforts with Historic PEI has expanded the public’s knowledge of Island history and has demonstrated a notable contribution to the interpretation of all aspects of heritage on PEI.